Business Modelling

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Helping you take a more dedicated approach to decision making

Business modelling can be very complex, lying at the heart of many business decisions and demanding a lot of time and effort. A well-designed, well-built business model can lower risk, make you more successful in your objectives, and build confidence in your business support tools. It can be useful for developing or assessing financial projections to support financial programs, as well as for mergers and acquisitions (including distressed M&As), partnering transactions, intellectual property licensing, performance improvement, restructuring and damage assessments for litigation.

Our Business Modelling team focuses on four core areas when assisting clients:

  • Operational modelling: We develop models for planning, budgeting and forecasting, as well as strategies for revenue enhancement, cost management and performance reporting
  • Financial modelling: We develop models for pricing, debt and equity structuring, working capital forecasting and synergy analysis
  • Model assessment: We provide comments on financial and/or operational models prepared by you or a third party
  • Model advice: We provide commentary and instruction on building or testing business models

We help to answer key questions that every business needs to ask about their business models, including:

  • Is your model accurate and reliable?
  • Have you understood your businesses' commercial and financial drivers and connected them together in a model?
  • Do you have a model that is able to run the key operational, commercial and financing sensitivities?
  • Do you have a sufficiently detailed cash and covenant analysis?

How PwC can help

We provide independent assessments of existing business-modelling tools or develop and implement new ones. We offer:

Insightful analysis: Combining our commercial, financial and industry experience and deep technical knowledge, we design and build robust, flexible models in a timely manner with insightful, fact-based output.

We can also comment on existing business models to show how different financial or commercial assumptions impact your cash position, profit, tax or financing structure.

Help to ease time and resource constraints: We integrate effectively with your team, as well as your advisors, bankers, management and sponsors, to help facilitate a smoother decision-making process.

An independent perspective: We bring an unbiased viewpoint to our work, giving you a more insightful understanding of the impact of different financial, operational and commercial assumptions on your profit, tax or financing position. We help you make decisions with a greater degree of confidence. 

Modelling work that spans all phases and elements of your business: We can consider everything from pre-deal high-level business planning to operational and financial modelling and assessment. We also develop analytical and forecasting tools to improve overall performance.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your business and financial modelling needs.